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MG: Environmental Policy Council collectively resigns – Gerais



MG: Environmental Policy Council collectively resigns - Gerais
Among the reasons for the resignation are actions that fragmented or dismantled environmental policy. (Photo: Leandro Curi/EM/DA Press)

Seven advisers from Minas Gerais environmental review and discussion forums have resigned from their mandates in the face of harsh criticism of the state government. They took all the places indicated for environmental associations.

The decision was read out at a meeting of the State Council for Environmental Policy (Copam) this Thursday (November 17). Then they left the plenum as a single block.

Associations participating in Copam, the State Council for Water Resources (Cerh) and its commissions condemned that these bodies have become a platform for legitimizing the self-critical decisions of the government of Minas Gerais against the backdrop of abandoning the goals of protecting the environment.

Dalce Rikas, Amda superintendent and member of Copam, regrets what happened. “We are convinced that advisory councils with the participation of civil society are the pillars of true democracy. But the executive branch in Minas has turned Copam/Cerh into theaters and we can no longer legitimize that,” he said.


Among the reasons for the resignation are actions that led to fragmentation or dismantled current environmental policy and which allowed the licensing of enterprises with great environmental impact without sufficient research and without the necessary precautions regarding associated risks.
Among the actions – the dismantling of the collection of environmental compensation provided for by federal law; lack of tools to assess the impact of enterprises; failure to regulate or implement State Law No. 23 291/19, which provides for the collection of a deposit for the licensing of tailings facilities; concession for water use projects with high pollution potential🇧🇷 and not the creation of new units of conservation and complete protection over the past four years.
The letter also states that Minas Gerais deforestation champion the Atlantic Forest biome for six consecutive years and one of the most deforested areas of the Cerrado in recent years. Meanwhile, the state government shows no interest in measures to prevent this scenario, such as promoting “zero deforestation,” the organizations say.
“At the same time,” the letter says, “the government is internationally taking on carbon reduction and deforestation targets with no practical consequences.” The State Executive is present this week at COP 27 for presenting the Minas Gerais Climate Action Plan (PLAC-MG), which promises to be carbon neutral by 2050. One of the goals is to attract foreign investment.

Unequal treatment

In addition to the above failures, the letter denounces the unequal treatment between civil society organizations protecting the environment and commercial structures. The first decree forbade the re-election of one’s advisers. And the new Cherkhsky Regiment is demanding that environmental associations’ advisers be chosen by the government itself from a triple list.

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“We will be ready to return and engage in dialogue through the Soviets with the state authorities and the private sector, when the government actually implements the above principle, respecting the constitutional principles of isonomy, citizenship, morality, political pluralism and impersonality, and above all the ability to dialogue and understanding that that society is more diverse than the corporate sectors,” the letter concludes.

Association for the Protection of the Environment of Minas Gerais (Amda), Association for the Social and Environmental Management of Tringo Mineiro, Association Pr Pouso Alegre (Appa), Espeleogroup Pains (EPA), Relictos Foundation in support of the Rio Doce Park, Institute of Guaqui and Verde Movement signed from Paracatu (Traffic).

Minas Gerais (Semad) State Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development was questioned by the report Condition of the minesbut hasn’t answered yet.

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The dollar continues to reflect the political scenario



The dollar continues to reflect the political scenario

Yesterday, financial agents evaluated the opposite decision of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) regarding the so-called secret budget. In addition, a decision was made by STF Minister Gilmar Méndez to issue an injunction that would exclude the Bolsa Família from the spending cap rule, with investors trying to understand how this measure would affect the processing of the transitional PEC in the Chamber of Deputies. Oh this PEC!!!!

Since he is an exchange investor, any reading that the budget will be exceeded or become more flexible will negatively affect the exchange market, whether through the PEC or in any other way. We will continue with volatility today.

Looking beyond, the US Central Bank (Fed), although slowing down the pace of monetary tightening at its December meeting, issued a tougher-than-expected statement warning that its fight against inflation was not yet over, raising fears that rising US interest rates will push the world’s largest economy into recession.

The currency market continues to react to political news. The voting on the PEC is saved for today. It is expected that it will indeed be reviewed to open the way tomorrow for discussions on the 2023 budget.

Yesterday, the spot price closed the selling day at R$5.3103.

For today on the calendar we will have an index of consumer confidence in the eurozone. Good luck and good luck in business!!

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Andrés Sánchez consults with the Ministry of Sports, but refuses a political post.



The former president of the Corinthians dreams of working for the CBF as a national team coordinator. He was consulted shortly after Lula’s election.

Former Corinthians president Andrés Sánchez was advised to take a position in the Ministry of Sports under the administration of Lula (PT). However, he ruled out a return to politics. dreams of taking over the coordination of CBF selectionHow do you know PURPOSE.

No formal invitation was made to the former Corinthian representative, only a consultation on a portfolio opportunity with the new federal government, which will be sworn in on January 1, 2023.

Andrés was the Federal MP for São Paulo from 2015 to 2019. At that time he was elected by the Workers’ Party. However, the football manager begs to stay in the sport, ruling out the possibility of getting involved in politics again.

Andrés Sanchez’s desire is to fill the position of CBF tackle coordinator, which should become vacant after the 2022 World Cup. Juninho Paulista fulfills this function in Brazil’s top football institution.

The former president of Corinthians was in Qatar to follow the World Cup along with other figures in Brazilian football. During his time in the country, he strengthened his ties with the top leadership of the CBF.

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The EU has reached a political agreement on limiting gas prices – 19.12.2022



Germany sentenced Russian to life imprisonment for political murder by order of Moscow - 12/15/2021
BRUSSELS, DECEMBER 19 (ANSA). European Union countries reached a political agreement on Monday (19) to impose a natural gas price ceiling of 180 euros per megawatt hour (MWh). The main sources of income for Russia and the minimization of the use of energy as a weapon by the regime of Vladimir Putin.

The agreement was approved by a supermajority at a ministerial meeting of member states in Brussels, Belgium, after months of discussions about the best way to contain the rise in natural gas prices in the bloc caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. .

The value set by the countries is well below the proposal made by the European Commission, the EU’s executive body, in November: 275 EUR/MWh. However, the countries leading the cap campaign were in favor of an even lower limit, around 100 EUR/MWh.

Germany, always wary of price controls, voted in favor of 180 euros, while Austria and the Netherlands, also skeptical of the cap, abstained. Hungary, the most pro-Russian country in the EU, voted against.

The instrument will enter into force on 15 February, but only if natural gas prices on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange exceed 180 euros/MWh for three consecutive days. In addition, the difference compared to a number of global benchmarks should be more than 35 euros.

Italy, the EU’s biggest supporter of the ceiling, has claimed responsibility for the measure. “This is a victory for Italy, which believed and worked for us to reach this agreement,” Environment and Energy Minister Gilberto Picetto tweeted.

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“This is a victory for Italian and European citizens who demand energy security,” he added.

Currently, the gas price in Amsterdam is around 110 EUR/MWh, which is already a reflection of the agreement in Brussels – in August the figure even broke the barrier of 340 EUR/MWh.

However, Russia has already threatened to stop exports to countries that adhere to the ceiling. (ANSA).

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